27 February 2013 03:25 [Source: ICIS news]
CAMPINAS, Brazil (ICIS)--Brazilian energy firm Petrobras is looking for Asian partners for its Premium II refinery project at Caucaia city in the state of Ceara, the state governor said late said on Tuesday.
Brazilian president Dilma Rouseff has asked Petrobras CEO Maria Foster to get in touch with companies to establish partnerships with Asian companies as a way to make feasible new technologies, governor Cid Gomes said in a statement posted on the official website of the Ceara state.
"It is probable that the way will [be] in partnerships with Chinese and Korean companies, in the specific case of Ceara," Gomes said.
Ceara will deliver 1,950 hectares of land to Petrobras on 21 March for the building of the Premium II refinery, which will have a 300,000 bbl/day capacity.
The Premium II refinery in Caucaia, Ceara, is expected to start-up by the end of 2017 or the beginning of 2018.
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